2022 Audi e-tron quattro
Class: Electrical Automobile
Miles pushed: 183
Battery capability: 95 kWh
|CG Report Card|
|Room and Consolation||A|
|Energy and Efficiency||A|
|Match and End||A|
|Gasoline Economic system||A|
|Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus different automobiles in the identical class. Worth grade is for particular trim stage evaluated, and should not mirror Client Information’s impressions of the whole mannequin lineup.|
|Massive & Tall Consolation|
|Massive & Tall consolation rankings are for entrance seats solely. “Massive” score primarily based on male tester weighing roughly 350 kilos, “Tall” score primarily based on 6’6″-tall male tester.|
|Engine Specs||335 horsepower|
|Engine Sort||2 electrical motors|
Driving combine: 60% metropolis, 40% freeway
EPA-estimate MPGe: 78 metropolis/77 hwy/78 mixed
EPA-estimated driving vary: 218 miles
Client Information vary estimate (ideally suited situations): 218+ miles
Base worth: $65,900 (not together with $1195 vacation spot cost)
Choices on take a look at automobile: Particular paint ($695), Chronos Version Package deal ($17,500), e-tron Beam ($475), Privateness Trunk Cowl ($340), delete Audi Field (-$250)
Worth as examined: $85,755
The good: Spectacular dynamic efficiency, roomy and splendid lodging
The great: Usually logical infotainment controls, higher than rated vary
The not so good: Restricted in-cabin small-item storage
For Audi, e-tron is not only an electrical crossover, it’s an electric-vehicle subbrand, and that makes issues a little bit complicated. Client Information spent a while with the 2022 e-tron, a midsize electrical crossover that slots in dimension between the model’s gasoline-powered Q5 compact- and Q7 midsize crossovers. The e-tron is obtainable in “commonplace” and swoopier Sportback physique kinds. Excessive efficiency S variations of each e-tron physique kinds can be had.
Additionally obtainable in commonplace and Sportback physique kinds is the This fall e-tron compact crossover. Plus, Audi sells a high-performance sedan referred to as e-tron GT. A caffeinated model of the GT, the RS e-tron GT can be provided.
Our take a look at e-tron got here effectively geared up with the $17,500 Chronos Version Package deal. That bundle contains, amongst many different issues, premium Bang & Olufsen audio and particular inside and exterior trim components. The orange brake calipers seen in these images come as a part of the Chronos Package deal.
The e-tron is powered by a pair of electrical motors which mix for 355 horsepower. A 95-kWh battery gives an EPA-estimated 218 miles of vary. The high-performance e-tron S boasts 429 horsepower and 208 miles of vary. All e-tron fashions come solely with AWD.
Throughout a gentle summer time take a look at interval, our take a look at e-tron reported estimated cost ranges of 218-255 miles, however gave the impression to be touring even farther per cost than that.
As is the case with most premium electrical automobiles, the e-tron gives loads of clean energy, and is definitely as much as the duty of merging and passing. The journey is each agency and compliant, and really a lot in step with the normal Audi driving expertise. Kudos, too, for the agency and sporty steering really feel.
The opulent cabin feels particularly roomy, and provides loads of big-guy house in each seating rows. One gripe: This writer stays irritated that Audi doesn’t see match to supply AM radio within the e-tron. You’ll be able to examine why right here.
Given our latest glitch-ridden expertise with BMW’s similar-size iX electrical crossover, we’re happy to report that Audi’s flagship EV crossover was bother free throughout our analysis. If the e-tron is a preview of future electrical Audi fashions, we really feel fairly good about going EV.
The e-tron is a energetic driver with snappy acceleration and pleasing journey and dealing with traits. Cornering lean is managed effectively.
Whereas indicated cost declined by 25 p.c throughout a 59.4-mile take a look at drive, indicated vary was down by solely about 20 p.c. Nevertheless, even then vary on this mannequin isn’t any kind of barrier breaker.
Seating is snug and supportive, and front-seat occupants don’t lack for room. The rear seat will maintain two adults—a bulging heart console squeezes leg room from anybody who’d consider sitting within the center. Relying on entrance occupants’ seat location, rear passengers can have relaxed legroom. Headroom is a little bit “nearer” because the roof tapers down in again however riders as much as about 6 toes tall ought to nonetheless match there.
Inside supplies are plush and engaging. Cabin space for storing is about common, with a decently sized glove field however a small-capacity console cubby, modest door pockets, internet pouches on the backs of the entrance seats, and cup holders within the console and rear-center armrest. Two plus touches are a shallow coated bin within the rear armrest and a storage field to the left of the steering column that holds the proprietor’s handbook, liberating up some house within the glove field.
Rear cargo house is enough for a midsize SUV however liftover is on the excessive aspect. Some safe house is obtainable beneath the load ground and internet pouches are supplied on the rear corners to carry incidentals. Rear 60/40-split seats fold at a slight rise from the load ground, however with no gaps from one floor to the opposite.
2022 Audi e-tron Gallery
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